Carmelo Anthony Target of Disrespectful Rant by Hall of Fame Head Coach

Los Angeles Lakers veteran Carmelo Anthony had to deal with another disrespectful rant. Let’s just say Hall of Fame coach George Karl is not the biggest fan Melo will ever have.

Yes, Karl coached Melo during his tenure with the Denver Nuggets. They worked together from 2005 to February 2011. The Nuggets traded him to the New York Knicks at his request. So, Karl insists that Melo is the best scorer he has ever worked with. However, he wouldn’t say Melo is a top-25 player in league history.

The 2012-13 Coach of the Year responded to Ball Don’t Stop on Twitter and destroyed their narrative.

Karl has done this before. In August 2021, he mentioned his love-hate relationship with Melo on Twitter.

Karl “honored” Carmelo Anthony with a disrespectful rant on multiple occasions

In his 2021 book called “Furious George”, Karl took a shot at the Lakers veteran.

“Carmelo was a true conundrum for me in the six years I had him,” Karl wrote. “He was the best offensive player I ever coached. He was also a user of people, addicted to the spotlight and very unhappy when he had to share it. Really lit my fuse with his low demand of himself on defense. He had no commitment to the hard, dirty work of stopping the other guy. My ideal — probably every coach’s ideal — is when your best player is also your leader. But since Carmelo only played hard on one side of the ball, he made it plain he couldn’t lead the Nuggets, even though he said he wanted to. Coaching him meant working around his defense and compensating for his attitude.

“The volume of questions about Carmelo eventually wore me down. Sometimes I got so sick of talking about him that I’d just throw up my hands and say: ‘I don’t know what he is and I don’t care.’ I want as much effort on defense — maybe more — as on offense,” Karl penned. “That was never going to happen with Melo, whose amazing ability to score with the ball made him a star but didn’t make him a winner. Which I pointed out to him. Which he didn’t like.”